Guti: I am excited about joining Besiktas but Real Madrid will have the final say

Decision on Spaniard's future lies with Bernabeu club...
Real Madrid midfielder Guti insists that he is enthusiastic about joining Turkish side Besiktas but has added that the final decision will be taken by the Spanish club.

The 33-year-old is set to move away from the Bernabeu after having played his entire career there with Besiktas the frontrunners to secure his signature.

Spanish sports daily Marca quotes the Spain midfielder as saying: "I continue to be a player of Real Madrid. It is true that I have received an interesting offer from Besiktas in Turkey and the truth is that it is a place where I want to go, especially because of [Bernd] Schuster, who is their coach.

"But nothing has been finalised yet. I will try to talk to the club [Real Madrid] on July 25 and from there we will see.

"The truth is I am very excited about this offer, but I know that Madrid will have the last word in the end because I have a year left on my current contract."

When asked if a move to Istanbul is imminent, the midfielder added: "I cannot answer [this question] because I do not know. What I want to do is talk to Jorge [Valdano, Los Blancos' general manager] and the president [Florentino Perez] and from there we will decide."

Guti also hinted that staying with Jose Mourinho's side is not entirely out of the question.

"I do not know [about a possible future with Real Madrid]," he mused. "We would have to talk. I have to talk to [coach Jose] Mourinho, Jorge, the president, and after knowing what they want and desire, we will decide. So far, I have not spoken to Mourinho."

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